Thursday, November 27, 2014


Translation from Ohno Discovery@Tumblr

2014.11.17 AD - Live life as you choose.

Good morning. This is Arashi’s Ohno Satoshi.
Here’s today’s thought of the day; come on!

"People shouldn’t live solely to accomplish something. It’s fine not to accomplish anything. One should live one’s life as one chooses."

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Ahh. That’s true. It’s your life, so use it as you wish.

This is a quote from Yokohama-born female writer Yamamoto Fumio-san’s essay, For the Sake of an Ungrantable Love.

It’s not to say that it’s fine even if you don’t put in any effort, but rather than losing sight of yourself in doing the impossible, isn’t it better to cherish what you have without overdoing it? That’s what it expresses.

Ahh, certainly. Well, have I been… doing as I like, I wonder? (laughs) I wonder. Well, there’s been times when it’s been tough, but now, um, I guess I’m enjoying it. When I was young - or rather, in the first half of my twenties, with one thing or another, I didn’t have the confidence, right? So like, I wanted to live as I wished but I didn’t know what to and I hadn’t accomplished anything, so I had no confidence and was uneasy. It was something like that, but now, I’m like, 'I can do that; I can do this,' and so on.

So once you make that start, when you create that situation where there’s no turning back, well… Surprisingly, people can really do it. (laughs)

Like, if you think, 'I'd like to try that,' and even if you can’t see the goal, like, even if you’re uncertain, you can enjoy it, right? 'Ohhh, wow, I'm actually progressing!' You’d say to yourself. Like, while you’re thinking encouraging thoughts like that, it’s fine, right?

Yeah. Um, today’s the 17th, right? So the Fukuoka performances are over, I guess. Mm, so I bet I can see the goal now. Of course. I mean, we’re still right before the goal. Kinda.

(laughs) Well, now, honestly speaking, it’s still before the Fukuoka performances for me. That’s me right now. Yeah.

Somehow, even after all these years, I still get anxious every time. (laughs)It’s mysterious. I never quite calm down. Like if the curtains don’t open soon… Well, it’s at that situation right now. Well, I’m enjoying it.

Next is Osaka. Yeah. Again, the shape of the venue will be slightly different. So I think I’ll be anxious again. But well, yeah… Be like that and you’ll be able to overcome all sorts of things, folks!

It’s your own life, after all. You only have one life. Let’s live with no regrets!

That’s all; this was Ohno Satoshi! 


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